What's the Difference between The Martian the Book and The Martian the Movie?

Science Fiction

The Martian

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Released: 2011
Author: Andy Weir

The Martian

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Released: 2015
Director: Ridley Scott
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In the Book In the Movie
Mark Watney
Mark Watney
Portrayed by: Matt Damon
Mark Watney's parents
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Melissa Lewis
Melissa Lewis
Portrayed by: Jessica Chastain
Venkat Kapoor
Vincent Kapoor
Portrayed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor
The Martian Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Mark watches Three's Company and the Dukes of Hazzard. He's only shown watching Happy Days.
   Mark spends a lot of time doubling his dirt before he plants the potatoes. He quickly spreads the dirt and fertilizes it and starts everything growing.
   During the process of making the water from the hydrazine, Mark says the alarms are constantly blaring. He never hears any alarms.
   Mark starts making the water and is successful. He blows up on his first attempt at making the water.
   Mark spends 2 days in the rover because the air is full of Hydrogen from his water making. He has to figure out how to clean the air. After blowing up, he successfully keeps making the water and it isn't an issue again.
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